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Further extending the programme’s reach into English speaking markets, ZDF Enterprises has announced Cottonwood Media’s hit tween drama series Find Me In Paris has been taken up by Viacom subsidiary Nickelodeon in the UK.
finmeinparis 18Sep2018

The 26 x 26’ series, follows the story of Lena Grisky, a time-travelling ballet dancer from 1905 Russia trapped in modern day Paris, and the many dilemmas she faces finding her place between two worlds. Filled with world class ballet, modern dance, music, drama and comedy - all filmed on location in iconic places in Paris — where its second season of currently being filmed – such as the National Garnier Opera House. The series boasts an up-and-coming cast and creative team that ZDF feels is certain to attract large UK audiences. These include actors Jessica Lord, Hannah Dodd, Eubha Akilade, Rory Saper and Canadian star Castle Rock.

Written and co-executive produced by Jill Girling and Lori Mather-Welch (creators of Nickelodeon’s RIDE), and executive producer Leila Smith, Find me in Paris is a co-production between Cottonwood Media (David Michel, Zoé Carrera Allaix, Cecile Lauritano), ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, and the National Opera of Paris. Distribution is handled by ZDF Enterprises (German speaking territories, UK, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe) and Federations Kids & Family (ROW). It is helmed by director Matt Bloom, Duo Ronan and Robert Burke.

Find me in Paris has now been sold in every major English-speaking market — to channels such as Nick UK, Hulu and NBC Universal US, ABC Australia — and every key European market (France TV, ZDF (Germany), Disney (Italy, France), VRT Belgium).

Commenting on the acquisition, Louise Bucknole, VP Programming, VIMN Kids, UK & Ireland said: “Find Me in Paris is the perfect fit for Nickelodeon UK with drama, mystery, dance and love triangles with plenty of comedy. It looks stunning! We’re thrilled to work with ZDF and Cottonwood Media on such a brilliant series and look forward to bringing this to our viewers as a real highlight.”

“We are pleased that Find me in Paris has found its UK home at Nickelodeon, where it will certainly wow their audience and build a big fan base quickly,” added Peter Lang, VP ZDFE.junior, ZDF Enterprises. “It is great to see how this wonderful series appeals to kids all over the world. We are very proud to be part of this incredible and continuing success story.”